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NHK TROPHY: CANADA + JAPAN + USA WIN GOLD MEDALS

The sixth event in the ISU Grand Prix Series was held November 28-29 in Osaka, Japan. Several competitors qualified for the GP Final in Barcelona, Spain, December 11-14.

 

LADIES                                               

  1. Gracie Gold (USA) 
  2. Alena Leonova (RUS) 
  3. Satoko Miyahara (JPN) 

 MEN

  1. Daisuke Murakami (JPN)
  2. Sergei Voronov (RUS)
  3. Takahito Mura (JPN)

PAIRS

  1. Meagan Duhamel+Eric Radford (CAN)
  2. Yuko Kavaguti+Alexander Smirnov (RUS)
  3. Xiaoyu Yu+Yang Jin

 ICE DANCE

  1. Kaitlyn Weaver+Andrew Poje
  2. Ksenia Monko+Kirill Khaliaavin (RUS)
  3. Kaitlin Hawayek+Jean Luc Baker

    

ICE CHIPS

Legendary US coach, Frank Carroll, had two gold medalists at the event:

  • Gracie Gold (USA) 1st GP gold
  • Daisuke Murakami (JPN) 1st GP gold

 

NHK Trophy medalists on the GP podium for the first time:

  • Sergei Voronov (RUS)
  • Takahito Mura (JPN)
  • Ksenia Monko+Kirill Klhaliavin (RUS)
  • Kaitlin Hawayek+Jean-Luc Baker (USA)

 

Olympic and World medalists coaching along the boards:

  • Brian Orser (CAN)1984, 1988 Olympics – silver (Men)
  • Evgeni Platov (RUS)1994, 1998 Olympics – gold (Ice Dance)
  • Alexander Zulin (RUS) – 1992-bronze, 1994-silver Olympics (Ice Dance)
  • Oleg Vasiliev (RUS) – 1984- Olympics – gold (Pairs)
  • Hongbo Zhao (CHN) – 2010- Olympics – gold (Pairs)
  • Olivier Schoenfelder – 2008- World Championships – gold (ice Dance)

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